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Mk 1 Inspired Hex Build - Updated

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After trying out super long pogo stick I realised that a shorter, all rounder is a bit more up my street. After no luck finding an Ashton Justice, decided to embark on a build around a HEX.

Spent a bit of time acquiring parts (shout out to @Ben Davies for the heart of this build), spending some cash with Trials Addict and seeing what I could transpose from the TGS (basically the Ti BB and the cranks / FFW) and finished building up this morning. I have a set of brakes for it - a rear HS33 and a front older SLX with uprated parts - just need to get some tensile mounts to cope with the wide rear end, bleed etc. etc..

Spec:

  • Hex Mark 1 Frame, Cane Creek 40 Headset
  • Inspired Flow Alloy Forks
  • Trialtech Sportlite Cranks, BB and 108 FFW, Magnesium Copy pedals, TI BB
  • Front Mavic F219 w/ Brand New Superstar Switch Ultra-Lite Hub, Black Spokes, Gold Nipples (built by Trials Addict)
  • Brand New Rear Jitsie Rim, Jitsie 135HS Hub, Black Butted Spokes, Gold Nipples, 15th ring (built by Trials Addict)
  • Jitsie 90mm stem
  • Inspired Arcade bars w/ DMR Brendog Grips
  • Brand New Holy Rollers (2.4 and 2.2)
  • Inspired Pivotal with BSD Flight Seat Slim

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Need to actually go ride the damn thing now!

Cheers for looking.

Brett

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I've been thinking of building one up myself recently, got a weird desire for a Hex. 

Looks tidy! 

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On 5/5/2019 at 10:08 PM, isitafox said:

I've been thinking of building one up myself recently, got a weird desire for a Hex. 

Looks tidy! 

Do it!

Cheers, yeah it's a neat build - feels nice on the roll about I have had so far. Short enough on the rear but comfy in the cockpit, way different to the streety builds of old with mile long stays!

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On 5/5/2019 at 5:08 PM, isitafox said:

I've been thinking of building one up myself recently, got a weird desire for a Hex. 

Looks tidy! 

I had a spin on a hex fairly recently, they are super nice. I would consider one if I was looking for something new, it would be tough to move away from the Arcade though.

The bike looks great, the mk1 fourplays are great frames. Have fun. 

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After a number of rides with the FFW set up it just wasn't feeling right, so parted ways with the rear wheel and cranks and swapped in a Hope Pro 2 and a set of Middleburns for nostalgia. Also took the opportunity to swap out the rear brake from the new HS33 to an older one (in white as well).

First chance to get to it today to put the latest parts on and bleed the magura - then realised I only have 4 bolt 22th chainrings (oops - 5 bolt on order).

Will be up and running again this week and see if it helps me get on with it..

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Sweet dude

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